A SATELLITE-BASED SYSTEM FOR REDUNDANT MARITIME DISTRESS SIGNALING

The loss of life and property in sudden maritime disasters represent a significant global problem. In many such disasters, no radio distress call is received. Emergency alerting via satellite is perceived as a cost-effective means of reducing the loss of life and property at sea. The suggested implementation combines the use of satellites in low polar orbit and geosynchronous satellites. This approach exhibits the advantages of immediate alerting (via geosynchronous satellite) with independent position determination (via low-orbiting satellite).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Scales, W S
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185915
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: M78-53
  • Contract Numbers: MA-7-38024
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM